Bangla Academy Director General Habibullah Sirajee passed away at a private hospital in Dhaka last night.
Habibullah Sirajee breathed his last at the hospital around 11:15pm, AHM Lokman, secretary of Bangla Academy, told Bangla daily Prothom Alo.
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He was appointed the director general of Bangla Academy in 2018.
Born in Faridpur on December 31, 1948, Habibullah Sirajee, a poet and writer, obtained a graduate degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1970.
Habibullah was the recipient of various awards including Ekushey Padak in 2016 and Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1991.